So, you’ve landed the job that you’ve worked so hard to get, congratulations; let’s hope the celebrations were pretty epic. Now that you’ve handed your notice into your old job, and you’ve toasted the news with all your favourite people, the real hard work is about to begin. You’ll want to ensure that you begin your new job feeling confident (not cocky) and fresh so that you can make the best impression possible.
Most jobs are offered with a probationary period; this doesn’t mean that you have to be perfect from the get-go, so don’t arrive panicking. This is your time to shine, and show that you can improve, adapt, and really grow into your place of employment. You might think that there’s not much you can do before you get there. However, preparation can be your best friend, and with some effort and planning; you’ll get off to a successful start. The following are some ideas and inspiration for those about to start their new job, who need a bit of a boost regarding feeling and doing their best.
Fix Up, Look Smart
Whether you’re heading into a design studio full of sneakerheads, or you’re entering a corporate environment, where a suit is essential; it’s important that you feel confident in your attire. If you know that this is an important step in your career towards getting the new Aston Martin Vanquish or the Rolex Day-Date 40; you’ll want to feel like you already have them (without the cost, just yet). Therefore, ensure that you head out to try on some outfits before you buy anything.
Preparing what you’re going to wear beforehand, will help your day run a little bit smoother. You can create a capsule wardrobe for the week, and get a clear idea of what you’re going to put together each morning. Make sure you add your personality; there’s nothing wrong with a statement sock in your new office, as long as you feel good about it, you’ll stride into work each day in comfort and with confidence for your new role.
Think And Research
You’ll probably know a little about where you’re going to work, from the interview stage. However, now you’ve got the job, it’s worth looking at who else you’ll be working with, and delving into more of the company’s history. Knowing your stuff will allow you to ask questions and show a keen interest along the way; your employers will appreciate your enthusiasm, so it’s worth remembering that knowledge is power.
By researching into your company, you’ll also be able to gauge where the weak spots and issues might be (all businesses have them). This is your chance to better understand what’s expected from you, and what you can bring to the table regarding an improved way of doing things. Don’t worry about asking about what you don’t know; however, always aim to be a help and not a hindrance. The more people that are glad you’ve been hired, the better it is for your future there.